Bruel & Kjauer 4011 (The best Hi Hat mic)
Coles 4038 (Amazing do everything even with high SPL's mic)
AKG 414 TLII (Same capsule as a C12 but not tube)
Neumann Tlm 170r ( Best Tom mic known to man)
or at least in my opinion
Neumann M149 (Perfect and versatile for almost every vocal application-but not limited to)
Audio Technica 4060 ( Best 1200 tube mic i've ever heard)
Sony C800 (Do I need to say)
Sennheiser 421 ( Amazing dynamic mic-workhorse)
AKG D112, and D12 ( Great Kick Drum mics
And last but not least - Da 57 just because
I love rock music and well there isn't much rock
that is not using this cheapie but goodie!
Unfortunately AKG has never reconstructed the brass CK12 capsule. The capsule in the subsequent C12VR and 414's are teflon caps that have been "tuned" to sort of sound like it's brass capsuled cousin, but misses the mark by a long shot. Of course AKG doesn't seem to think this is the case.
These would have to be only the top ten that i've used or heard the direct results just after use...in no order whatever
the second ten would look like this
so much for 'lists'